The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners


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For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "Water by the Spoonful," by Quiara Alegría Hudes, an imaginative play about the search for meaning by a returning Iraq war veteran working in a sandwich shop in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Quiara Alegría Hudes

Gregory Moore, co-chair of The Pulitzer Prize Board, presents the 2012 Drama Prize to Quiara Alegría Hudes.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Other Desert Cities," by Jon Robin Baitz, a taut, witty drama about an affluent California couple whose daughter has written a memoir that threatens to reveal family secrets about her dead brother; and "Sons of the Prophet," by Stephen Karam, a masterly play about a Lebanese-American family that blends comedy and tragedy in its examination of how suffering capriciously rains down on some and not others.